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of doing something big to change america's unsustainable economic path. what do you think? do that you think that opportunity is lost? >> well, a week is a long time in politics. it can be a lifetime, as you know. i think the big deal, the grand deal, the grand bargain of $4 trillion over four years is dead, it's gone. i think the chances of getting a deal at 2.5 are 2. the middle double deal, very unlikely, because the president does not want to go that high without tax increases and republicans are not going to do it. here's the question that is coming out. and that s. the house republicans are now pushing a very, very tough deal through the house. the -- over on the senate side, the republicans are working to get a version of the mcconnell plan. and the president will accept that as he said in his news conference on friday. but whether the house republicans would accept that or not, it's a big, big question. it seems to me that's the lead horse. that's the lead solution, a version of the mcconnell plan, with throwing in the spending which i think would be a good idea which leaves $1
ceiling. even one of the world's largest bond investigators, mohamed arien, he's been a big proponent of debt reduction plans. he says when it comes to kicking the can down the road, kick the down the road a little bit. this is serious. >> harvard professor ken rogoff is a former chief economist for the international monetary fund. ken, listen to this with me. republican senator kay bailey hutchison said we're about to find out how serious the obama administration is about reducing spending. listen to what she said. >> you do the things that are essential. this is where the administration is going to be tested. if they won't make an agreement that will have spending reforms, if they start doing the chicken little thing by not paying social security recipients or people in our military or interest on our debt and instead choose to cut the things that will hurt the most but not the things that they could cut responsibly, that's going to be the test that they're not serious. >> ken, she's talking about a test. is this a logical test? if you strongly believe that spending needs to be cut
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